<![CDATA[MMA RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/27/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/27/dennis-bermudez-vs-andre-fili-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Dennis Bermudez and Andre Fili fight Saturday during UFC on Fox 27 at the Spectrum Center.

Dennis Bermudez enters this fight with a 17-7 record and has won 53 percent of his fights by decision. Bermudez has split his last eight fights and is coming off a July loss to Darren Elkins. Bermudez is averaging 4.36 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.6 percent. Bermudez is averaging 3.85 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 41.9 percent. Bermudez continues to be hit or miss the last several years and now hopes to avoid his third straight loss…

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Dennis Bermudez and Andre Fili fight Saturday during UFC on Fox 27 at the Spectrum Center.

Dennis Bermudez enters this fight with a 17-7 record and has won 53 percent of his fights by decision. Bermudez has split his last eight fights and is coming off a July loss to Darren Elkins. Bermudez is averaging 4.36 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.6 percent. Bermudez is averaging 3.85 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 41.9 percent. Bermudez continues to be hit or miss the last several years and now hopes to avoid his third straight loss for the second time in his career. Bermudez is coming off a tight split decision in which he struck well but was taken down three times. When in good form, Bermudez is a well conditioned fighter who is highly successful with his takedowns and executes a solid ground and pound attack. Bermudez seems to get better the deeper a fight goes and has won nine of his 13 career decisions, so if he can avoid being finished, he gives himself a good chance to win o the cards. This will be Bermudez’s first fight in North Carolina. 

Andre Fili enters this fight with a 17-5 record and has won 47 percent of his fights by knockout. Fili has split his last eight fights and is coming off a October win over Artem Lobov. Fili is averaging 3.67 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 38.1 percent. Fili is averaging 2.74 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Fili is another fighter struggling with consistency, as he looks for back-to-back wins for the first time since 2013. Fili is 5-4 under the UFC banner and is coming off an impressive bout in which he produced five takedowns. Fili is more of a grappler than anything with aggressive takedowns, and he likes to wear down his opponent. Fili isn’t accurate with his strikes, but he does defend well and has eight knockout victories under his belt, so his stand up can’t be overlooked. Fili is simply an athletic fighter who can do a little bit of everything and should be entering his peak, as he’s now 27 years old and has several bouts under his belt. This will be Fili’s first fight in North Carolina. 

This is a tough fight to pick, as both guys have similar skill sets and are hard to get a read on. Bermudez is a proven fighter, but he’s lost his last two bouts and can be a bit conservative with his offensive attack. Fili has the skills to be a bigger name, but he hasn’t won two fights in a row in the last five years. Flip a coin? I’m siding with Fili here because he has an eight-inch reach advantage, has the power advantage and will be the aggressor in this bout. It’s also only a matter of time before Fili strings wins together, as the skills are there to be better than a win-loss-win-loss fighter.

Give me Fili in I guess what would be considered an upset.

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:48:02 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=108708
<![CDATA[Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/27/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/27/ovince-saint-preux-vs-ilir-latifi-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi fight Saturday during UFC on Fox 27 at the Spectrum Center.

Ovince Saint Preux enters this fight with a 22-10 record and has won 50 percent of his fights by knockout. Saint Preux has split his last eight fights and is coming off a November win over Corey Anderson. Saint Preux is averaging 2.71 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 46.8 percent. Saint Preux is averaging 1.23 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 48.6 percent. Saint Preux had a very successful 2017 where he won three straight fights and silenced…

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Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi fight Saturday during UFC on Fox 27 at the Spectrum Center.

Ovince Saint Preux enters this fight with a 22-10 record and has won 50 percent of his fights by knockout. Saint Preux has split his last eight fights and is coming off a November win over Corey Anderson. Saint Preux is averaging 2.71 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 46.8 percent. Saint Preux is averaging 1.23 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 48.6 percent. Saint Preux had a very successful 2017 where he won three straight fights and silenced the critics who thought we’ve seen the best of OSP. Saint Preux has earned performance of the night in his last two fights and has a shot at four straight wins for the first time since 2014-13. Saint Preux is a strong, big athlete with an 80 inch reach and has finished eight of his last nine victories. Saint Preux is a powerful striker who is most effective standing up, but he also has a high school background in wrestling and has six submission victories under his belt. Saint Preux has also been finished just three times in 10 career losses, so he’s a tough guy with good conditioning and forces his opponent to beat him. This will be Saint Preux’s second fight in North Carolina.

Ilir Latifi enters this fight with a 14-5 record and has won 43 percent of his fights by knockout. Latifi has won six of his last eight fights and is coming off a September win over Tyson Pedro. Latifi is averaging 2.11 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 39.6 percent. Latifi is averaging 2.47 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 37 percent. Latifi is coming off a comfortable victory at UFC 215 and will be fighting for just the second time since September of 2016. Latifi isn’t the most accurate striker but is very powerful and three of his last five victories have come by knockout due to punches. Latifi is also comfortable on the canvas where he has produced four submission victories and had four takedowns in his last fight. Latifi is a well rounded fighter and highly successful when he’s controlling the octagon, but he can show a shaky chin at times and can be taken advantage of standing up. This will be Latifi’s first fight in North Carolina.

I don’t like the fact Latifi has fought just once in the last year and a half and is giving up a seven-inch reach advantage to OSP. If those weren’t enough, Saint Preux finished the year extremely strong and has all the momentum on his side as he looks to keep climbing the rankings in the light heavyweight division. OSP has the advantage standing up, where his power and reach will control Latifi and test his defense, and he’s more than proven on the canvas where he can counter the aggressive Swede. It looks like I’m back on the Saint Preux bandwagon, well, at least for this fight. 

Give me OSP to win his fourth straight bout. 

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:19:35 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=108705
<![CDATA[Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/27/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/27/ronaldo-souza-vs-derek-brunson-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson fight Saturday during UFC on Fox 27 at the Spectrum Center.

Ronaldo Souza enters this fight with a 24-5 record and has won 58 percent of his fights by submission. Souza has won 10 of his last 12 fights and is coming off a April loss to Robert Whittaker. Souza is averaging 2.28 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 44.1 percent. Souza is averaging 3.42 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 44.4 percent. Souza is coming off his first knockout loss since 2008 and has now split his last four fights overall. The…

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Ronaldo Souza and Derek Brunson fight Saturday during UFC on Fox 27 at the Spectrum Center.

Ronaldo Souza enters this fight with a 24-5 record and has won 58 percent of his fights by submission. Souza has won 10 of his last 12 fights and is coming off a April loss to Robert Whittaker. Souza is averaging 2.28 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 44.1 percent. Souza is averaging 3.42 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 44.4 percent. Souza is coming off his first knockout loss since 2008 and has now split his last four fights overall. The good news for Souza is that he’s never lost back-to-back fights in his career and has earned performance of the night honors in three of his last four victories. Of course, when in good form, Souza is one of the more accomplished wrestlers and grapplers in the sport, who has 17 submission victories and usually always gets the fight where he wants it. However, at 38 years old, Souza isn’t getting any younger and can be vulnerable at times with his standup. This will be Souza’s first fight in North Carolina.

Derek Brunson enters this fight with a 18-5 record and has won 61 percent of his fights by knockout. Brunson has won seven of his last 10 fights and is coming off a October win over Lyoto Machida. Brunson is averaging 3.2 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 46.3 percent. Brunson is averaging three takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 32.1 percent. Brunson has put together back-to-back victories after back-to-back losses, and he’s fresh off a first round knockout that earned him performance of the night honors. Brunson has now produced knockouts in each of his last six victories, as his last non-knockout victory came in 2014 against Lorenz Larkin. Brunson has overwhelming punching power and great speed to go along with a 77 inch reach, three things that make him an extremely dangerous fighter standing up. Brunson has also never been submitted in his career, which is key in a fight like this one. This will be Brunson’s fifth fight in North Carolina, his birthplace.

This is going to be a fun fight and a clash of styles, as Souza wants to grapple and produce takedowns, and he almost always gets it where he wants it. However, Brunson wants a standup fight where he can unleash his power and end things at any second. Whoever, gets this fight where they want it will have the advantage. While I usually side with the guy who has the better ground game, you can’t ignore the fact Brunson is the much bigger fighter with a reach advantage of five inches. Brunson is also defending 100 percent of his takedowns and has the speed advantage to counter anything Souza tries. This fight is also in North Carolina, so the place is going to be packed with Brunson supporters.

I like Brunson to get the victory here.

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:42:15 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=108644
<![CDATA[Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso UFC 220 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/20/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/20/gian-villante-vs-francimar-barroso-ufc-220-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Gian Villante and Francimar Barroso fight Saturday during UFC 220 at the TD Garden.

Gian Villante enters this fight with a 15-8 record and has won 67 percent of his fights by knockout. Villante has split his last 16 fights and is coming off a July loss to Patrick Cummins. Villante is averaging 4.15 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.5 percent. Villante is averaging 0.69 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 24.1 percent. Villante is coming off a tight decision that could have gone either way, but he now hopes to avoid three straight…

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Gian Villante and Francimar Barroso fight Saturday during UFC 220 at the TD Garden.

Gian Villante enters this fight with a 15-8 record and has won 67 percent of his fights by knockout. Villante has split his last 16 fights and is coming off a July loss to Patrick Cummins. Villante is averaging 4.15 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 45.5 percent. Villante is averaging 0.69 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 24.1 percent. Villante is coming off a tight decision that could have gone either way, but he now hopes to avoid three straight losses for the first time in his career. Villante has been hit or miss since his Strikeforce days, and he needs a victory here if he’s going to keep making these main cards. Everybody knows what they’re getting when fighting Villante, as he’s a powerful striker with 10 knockout victories under his belt and landing a high percentage of his significant strikes. Villante can wrestle and has never been finished on the canvas, but he always feels he has the edge standing up where he can display his combination of athleticism and power, as his last three victories have come by knockout. This will be Villante’s first fight in Massachusetts. 

Francimar Barroso enters this fight with a 19-5 record and has won 53 percent of his fights by knockout. Barroso has split his last eight fights and is coming off a September loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Barroso is averaging 2.45 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 51.3 percent. Barroso is averaging 2.56 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 24.2 percent. Barroso is coming off his third UFC loss and hopes to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. Barroso isn’t the sexiest fighter in the world, as he spends a lot of time in the clinch and likes to wear down his opponent with a grind-it-out style. Barroso has shown to have knockout power and has a background in kickboxing, but he is more of a conservative fighter who rather muck it up as much as possible. Barroso has produced a combined nine takedowns in his last two fights. This will be Barroso’s second fight in Massachusetts.

Neither of these fighters are in the best of form, but it should be somewhat entertaining given that they both have some knockout power in their strikes. Villante is the bigger fighter and probably has the edge in the standup, but he’s in brutal form right now and will struggle with Barroso in the clinch or on the canvas. This is a fight where Barroso should be able to control the pace and get the fight where he wants it. Based on Villante’s last several bouts, this isn’t the type of fight he wants. Villante has been on the losing side of five of his eight career decisions, something this fight has a good chance to end in. 

I like Barroso to get the victory here.

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Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:27:22 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106988
<![CDATA[Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir UFC 220 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/20/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/20/daniel-cormier-vs-volkan-oezdemir-ufc-220-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir fight Saturday during UFC 220 at the TD Garden.

Daniel Cormier enters this fight with a 19-1 record and has won 42 percent of his fights by knockout. Cormier has won four of his last five fights and is coming off a July no contest against Jon Jones. Cormier is averaging 3.82 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 49 percent. Cormier is averaging 1.81 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 40.9 percent. Cormier was knocked out by Jones, losing to him for the second time, but the result was overturned due to…

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Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir fight Saturday during UFC 220 at the TD Garden.

Daniel Cormier enters this fight with a 19-1 record and has won 42 percent of his fights by knockout. Cormier has won four of his last five fights and is coming off a July no contest against Jon Jones. Cormier is averaging 3.82 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 49 percent. Cormier is averaging 1.81 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 40.9 percent. Cormier was knocked out by Jones, losing to him for the second time, but the result was overturned due to Bones testing positive for Turinabol. Cormier really needs no introduction and has shown very little weakness when fighting guys not named Jones. Cormier has established himself as one of the toughest fighters in the sport, as few can wrestle with him on the canvas, and three of his last five victories have come by the rear-naked choke. Cormier always feels like he has the advantage if he can execute a takedown due to his deep wrestling background, and he seems to get better the longer the fight drags out. Cormier is also a highly accurate striker with six career knockouts, so he can certainly hold his own with his standup. Cormier is simply one of the smarter, most complete fighters in the sport, even at 38 years old. This will be Cormier’s first fight in Massachusetts.  

Volkan Oezdemir enters this fight with a 15-1 record and has won 73 percent of his fights by knockout. Oezdemir has won last five fights and is coming off a July win over Jimi Manuwa. Oezdemir is averaging 6.12 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 47.6 percent. Oezdemir is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Oezdemir has improved to 3-0 in UFC and his only loss was nearly four years ago against Kelly Anundson. Oezdemir is coming off a fight in which he earned performance of the night, and his last two bouts have ended in knockout. Oezdemir is a power striker with clear knockout power and a kickboxing background, and his last two fights have ended in a combined minute and 10 seconds. Oezdemir simply wastes little time in the octagon, as 12 of his 15 victories have ended in the first round, and he’s seen the third round just twice in the last six years. Oezdemir hasn’t displayed much of a ground game at this stage, but he’s defending 100 percent of his takedowns in the UFC and did submit Mamadou Cisse in his third professional fight, so he’s not completely green to the canvas. This will be Oezdemir’s first fight in Massachusetts.  

When you have the power and striking attack of Oezdemir, you’re capable of beating anybody on any given night. You just need that one shot and victory is yours. The problem is Cormier has seen it all and is one of the smarter fighters in the sport. He’s not going to engage in a striking contest with Oezdemir early, forcing him to be patient and possibly walk into a mistake. That endurance is also going to be tested, as Oezdemir isn’t used to going the distance and that power, striking won’t be as effective if he’s grappling or wrestling for two rounds. There’s just a lot of things we haven’t seen from Oezdemir that Cormier is going to use to his advantage and force the Swiss out of his comfort zone. At this point, Oezdemir is a one-trick pony, and it takes more than that to beat Cormier.

Look for DC to get the victory.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 03:01:09 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106802
<![CDATA[Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou UFC 220 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/20/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/20/stipe-miocic-vs-francis-ngannou-ufc-220-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou fight Saturday during UFC 220 at the TD Garden.

Stipe Miocic enters this fight with a 17-2 record and has won 76 percent of his fights by knockout. Miocic has won each of his last five fights and is coming off a May win over Junior dos Santos. Miocic is averaging 5.15 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 50.2 percent. Miocic is averaging 2.1 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 35.4 percent. Miocic fought just once last year, giving us a first round knockout, and he has a chance to make history by defending…

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Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou fight Saturday during UFC 220 at the TD Garden.

Stipe Miocic enters this fight with a 17-2 record and has won 76 percent of his fights by knockout. Miocic has won each of his last five fights and is coming off a May win over Junior dos Santos. Miocic is averaging 5.15 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 50.2 percent. Miocic is averaging 2.1 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 35.4 percent. Miocic fought just once last year, giving us a first round knockout, and he has a chance to make history by defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship for the third time. There’s really no surprises with Miocic, as he’s a striking machine who lands volume punches with great accuracy and overwhelming power. Miocic has produced knockouts in each of his last six wins and his last four fights have ended in the first round. Miocic does have a wrestling background and grappling skills as well, but his track record speaks for itself, and his opponent better have a strong chin if this momentum is going to be broken. Miocic wastes little time throwing haymakers and looks to end things rather quickly. This will be Miocic’s second fight in Massachusetts.

Francis Ngannou enters this fight with a 11-1 record and has won 64 percent of his fights by knockout. Ngannou has won his last 10 fights and is coming off a December win over Alistair Overeem. Ngannou is averaging 3.41 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 47.4 percent. Ngannou is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Ngannou still hasn’t lost a fight since his 2013 bout with Zoumana Cisse and will fight for the third time in the last calendar year. Ngannou has been one of the harder workers since making his UFC debut in 2015, and this is the one bout that could put the 31-year-old in the elite class. Ngannou is a well built fighter who is pure muscle, has a reach of 83 inches and has quick hands along with good footwork. Ngannou is known for his striking power and heavy hands, and each of his last four fights have been first round finishes, with three of them being knockouts. All 11 of Ngannou’s victories have come by stoppage and two of his last three fights have earned him performance of the night. This will be Ngannou’s first fight in Massachusetts.

There’s some things working against Miocic in this fight and one of them is history, as no heavyweight has been able to successfully defend his title three times. Miocic is also giving up a three inch reach and five inch leg advantage, things that are key when two fighters rely so much on their striking ability. You can see why Ngannou enters this fight as the favorite, and many are in love with his overwhelming power and ridiculous build. However, Ngannou hasn’t been in the octagon with somebody as polished and seasoned as Miocic, and beating up on older fighters past their prime doesn’t count. Ngannou has fought a lot of dudes recently who are up there in age and simply couldn’t handle the athleticism and power, something that shouldn’t be an issue for Miocic. Ngannou also can be open to counters at times, something Miocic can take advantage of if he’s able to avoid the initial strike. I think Miocic is still the more complete fighter right now, and getting him at plus money is where the value is at.

It’s hard not to fall in love with Ngannou, but give me the champion.

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Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:58:44 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106799
<![CDATA[Omari Akhmedov vs Marvin Vettori 30 December 2017: UFC 219 Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/30/omari-akhmedov-vs-marvin-vettori-30-december-2017-ufc-219-preview-and-predictions#comments Omari Akhmedov will be in action in Las Vegas for UFC 219 as the Russian takes on Italian fighter Marvin Vettori in a middleweight fight. This is a fight between two fighter who have a lot of experience fighting in the UFC and outside of the UFC so we should see a very  skilled and entertaining contest.

Omari Akhmedov enters this fight with a record of 17 wins and 4 losses in his 21 fight UFC career. This is not a bad record but he will want to improve it quickly if he hopes to challenge for titles in the coming few years. This will be a fight…

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Omari Akhmedov will be in action in Las Vegas for UFC 219 as the Russian takes on Italian fighter Marvin Vettori in a middleweight fight. This is a fight between two fighter who have a lot of experience fighting in the UFC and outside of the UFC so we should see a very  skilled and entertaining contest.

Omari Akhmedov enters this fight with a record of 17 wins and 4 losses in his 21 fight UFC career. This is not a bad record but he will want to improve it quickly if he hopes to challenge for titles in the coming few years. This will be a fight that the Russian will expect to win since he is the more experienced fighter and he is also coming off 2 straight wins.

On the other side of the coin, Marvin Vettori is a much younger and inexperienced fighter. The Italian has a record of 12 wins and 4 losses although when looking at UFC fights, the record is much better with only one loss to the name. Vettori is the larger fighter and his extra weight should allow him to have a big advantage in this fight.

I am going to predict that Vettori wins this fight. He is younger, heavier and stronger and I think that will count for more than Omari Akhmedov’s experience. We should get a good price on this bet so that should be the way to go. In addition to that, I also like the fight to go the distance due to the size of the two fighters.

 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:04:13 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106286
<![CDATA[Louis Smolka vs Matheus Nicolau 30 December 2017: UFC 219 Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/30/louis-smolka-vs-matheus-nicolau-30-december-2017-ufc-219-preview-and-predictions#comments Las Vegas will be treated to UFC 219 this month as the top fighters in MMA enter the octagon for the last time in 2017. One of the big fights that will take place at this event will be in the flyweight division as American fighter Louis Smolka takes on Brazilian fighter Matheus Nicolau.

Louis Smolka will enter the octagon with a record of 11 wins and 4 losses in his 15 match MMA career. The American is currently ranked 9th in the division by the UFC and he will want to improve on that so in the new years he will have an opportunity to compete for…

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Las Vegas will be treated to UFC 219 this month as the top fighters in MMA enter the octagon for the last time in 2017. One of the big fights that will take place at this event will be in the flyweight division as American fighter Louis Smolka takes on Brazilian fighter Matheus Nicolau.

Louis Smolka will enter the octagon with a record of 11 wins and 4 losses in his 15 match MMA career. The American is currently ranked 9th in the division by the UFC and he will want to improve on that so in the new years he will have an opportunity to compete for the flyweight title. With that in mind, this will not be an easy contest for Smolka since he is up against one of the brightest young fighters in the division.

Matheus Nicolau is a very exciting fighter and although he is still relatively new to the UFC stage, he is hugely talented and has great potential to reach the top. The Brazilian will see this fight as an opportunity to beat one of the best fighters in the division and he will know that he will be getting a top 10 ranking soon if he can win these sorts of fights.

With all that in mind, I think that Smolka will win this game. He is the better fighter and at home, he should be able to embrace the Las Vegas crowd better. I think this will be a close fight but at the price we should get, I think that betting on Louis Smolka is the best option for this fight.

 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:44:49 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106283
<![CDATA[Dan Hooker vs Marc Diakiese 30 December 2017: UFC 219 Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/30/dan-hooker-vs-marc-diakiese-30-december-2017-ufc-fight-night-preview-and-predictions#comments UFC Fight Night to set to be another great event for MMA fans all over the world and a great fight should be between English fighter Marc Diakiese and Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker. This battle will take place in the lightweight division so we should expect a really good contest that involves a lot of action.

Marc Diakiese enters this fight with a record of 12 wins and 1 loss meaning that he is proving himself to be a talented and dominant fighter. This will only be Marc Diakiese’s third fight in the USA and he has not been at him best this side of the…

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UFC Fight Night to set to be another great event for MMA fans all over the world and a great fight should be between English fighter Marc Diakiese and Kiwi fighter Dan Hooker. This battle will take place in the lightweight division so we should expect a really good contest that involves a lot of action.

Marc Diakiese enters this fight with a record of 12 wins and 1 loss meaning that he is proving himself to be a talented and dominant fighter. This will only be Marc Diakiese’s third fight in the USA and he has not been at him best this side of the Atlantic so he will want to get a win and get the record in the USA to a better level.

On the other side of the ring, Dan Hooker will enter this fight having won 14 and lost 7. This is not a great record for a MMA fighter and he will need to improve if he wished to remain on the UFC roster. Hooker rarely wins when the fight goes the distance so we should expect the Kiwi to try and go hard in the first few rounds. It is also important to note that Hooker is almost 10 pounds lighter than Marc Diakiese so that should be taken into consideration.

With all that in mind, I am going predict that Marc Diakiese will win this fight. He looks the stronger and more alert fighter and I think he will use that to his advantage to get the win. We should get a good price on this bet so it is what I am going to suggest.

 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:27:05 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106079
<![CDATA[Myles Jury vs Rick Glenn 30 December 2017: UFC 219 Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/30/myles-jury-vs-rick-glenn-30-december-2017-ufc-219-preview-and-predictions#comments A big fight set to take place in Las Vegas at UFC 219 in the lightweight division as Myles Jury takes on Rick Glenn. Both these fighters are fighting out of the USA meaning that there should be some local rivalry in place.

Rick Glenn is a former champion in cage fighting which means that he is one of the toughest and resilient fighters in the UFC lightweight division. The American enters this fight with a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw meaning that he is challenging to enter the elite bracket of fighters. Rick Glenn is yet to lose in 2017 and I am sure that…

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A big fight set to take place in Las Vegas at UFC 219 in the lightweight division as Myles Jury takes on Rick Glenn. Both these fighters are fighting out of the USA meaning that there should be some local rivalry in place.

Rick Glenn is a former champion in cage fighting which means that he is one of the toughest and resilient fighters in the UFC lightweight division. The American enters this fight with a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw meaning that he is challenging to enter the elite bracket of fighters. Rick Glenn is yet to lose in 2017 and I am sure that he would like the end the year unbeaten and with a perfect record.

On the other side of the coin, Myles Jury will also want to win this game. This fighter has a record of 16 wins and 2 losses and he will know that he can do good things in the lightweight division. Jury is still new to this weight level but he has been fighting for well over a decade and after more than 12 months at this weight level, he should be feeling comfortable. A win here is important for the Arizona fighter since he needs to establish himself in this division.

With all that in mind, I think that Rick Glenn will win this fight. He has the better record and he seems to be more comfortable at this weight so it makes sense that he gets the win. Although the lines are not out yet, this bet should be paying well enough for us to wager on it.

 

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:23:44 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=106277